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Markets that have confirmed they will end full-power analog on 2/18...anyway


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#81 OFFLINE   BillRadio

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 10:35 PM

Denver Update (from web sites & on-air announcements) and when they will switch off analog:

2 KWGN (CW): 6/12
4 KCNC (CBS): 6/12
6 KRMA (PBS): undetermined but not 2/17
7 KMGH (ABC): "Sometime in April"
9 KUSA (NBC): "Sometime in April"
12 KBDI (PBS): 2/17
20 KTVD (My): "Sometime in April"
31 KDVR (Fox): 6/12

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#82 OFFLINE   zman977

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 06:58 PM

In Peoria Illinois it looks like all stations except WHOI 19 ABC are going digital only on 2/17. WAOE Mynetwork 59 according to one list I saw and can't find right now was planning to go DTV only on or before 2/17. Don't know if they went early or are waiting until tomorrow.

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Posted 16 February 2009 - 07:04 PM

that right about the ones in peoria they have WMBD and WYZZ have been doing crawls on the bottom of the screen about the DTV Transition.WMBD has been telling people on their newscasts at 5,6 and will be proably 10pm about the infomation on DTV.

#84 OFFLINE   Kansas Zephyr

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 08:19 AM

Well...the NBC KSNW and Fox KSAS have decided to delay until 6/12, now.

So much for Wichita being 100% 2/17. ;)
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 08:27 AM

"Oklahoma City: KWET (PBS), KAUT-TV (MyN), KETA-TV (PBS), KOCB (CW), KOKH-TV (Fox), KWTV (CBS)"

Also add NBC affiliate KFOR to the list of those in OKC switching on the original date.

Have not heard about ABC affiliate KOCO.

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KOCO now has a June 12th countdown on a secondary web page, so at this time seems like they are the lone delayed switcher around here.

Looks like KFOR NBC has delayed after all, so they join ABC KOCO in waiting until June.

KOCB CW & KOKH FOX are switching tonight, and the rest have already switched.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 08:44 AM

8 of the 9 PBS stations (the 9th, Channel 14 in Albany is scheduled to convert in 6 weeks) which make up Georgia Public Broadcasting will be saying goodbye to Analog tonight.

Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA) PBS station (Channel 30) will convert to Digital on June 12th.

I am looking forward to seeing what happens tomorrow as currently I can not receive WGTV's (station which is less then 30 miles away) OTA digital signal. However, I am receiving a great signal from WJSP in Columbus, a station which is 60+ miles away.

Have to wonder if I will get any other Columbus stations go full power with their digital signals

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 09:24 AM

Well...the NBC KSNW and Fox KSAS have decided to delay until 6/12, now.

So much for Wichita being 100% 2/17. ;)



Did they decide on their own or is the FCC making them wait. Remember, the FCC can deny a stations request to drop analogue on February 17th. Were these stations among those that had to meet certain requirements to drop analogue broadcasting? Just curious.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 11:08 AM

Interesting but incomplete data at this point.

BTW.. what does STA and NSO mean in the middle column of that data?

According to WGAL (Lancaster, PA), they are in discussions with the other stations in the Harrisburg/Lancaster, PA market to see they are going to do before deciding for themselves. No word yet from WHP, WITF, WLYH, and WHTM. WPMT is listed as going all digital on 2/17.


As far as the table goes, what does night light mean?

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 11:11 AM

As far as the table goes, what does night light mean?

Night lite means the station has committed to keeping an informational slate up on the analog channel for some time, normally 30 days. The slate or video are to help people find more information about the transition, where to get help, etc.

And in an emergency broadcast situation, the station will be the analog channel to turn to for more information.

But no actual programming.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 01:47 PM

There are many types of emergencies and emergency alerts. In my mind, most of them occur before power goes out, not after. After the power is out, the emergency has typically passed.


While this is the case with many types of emergencies, it is not the case with all. In the southeast, the threat of hurricanes is precisely the kind of event this does not cover. The hurricane often knocks power out early in the event. The majority of deaths occur because of tornadoes that can do not exist until later.

This delay shifted the conversion into hurricane season.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 01:51 PM

While this is the case with many types of emergencies, it is not the case with all. In the southeast, the threat of hurricanes is precisely the kind of event this does not cover. The hurricane often knocks power out early in the event. The majority of deaths occur because of tornadoes that can do not exist until later.

This delay shifted the conversion into hurricane season.


But the hurricane warnings usually go out days before landfall.

And wait... if power goes out early... Who's going to watch either analog or digital? :)

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 05:12 PM

PBS WENH-DT, Channel 11, Durham, NH has not only shut off analog but moved digital to assigned frequency.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 06:52 PM

PBS WENH-DT, Channel 11, Durham, NH has not only shut off analog but moved digital to assigned frequency.


YES THEY DID ! :D
I did my rescan and its rock solid on DT-11 :D vs DT 57 that was weak at times. and i'm in Salem with a large attic antenna
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 09:10 PM

Did they decide on their own or is the FCC making them wait. Remember, the FCC can deny a stations request to drop analogue on February 17th. Were these stations among those that had to meet certain requirements to drop analogue broadcasting? Just curious.

I've heard rumor that KSNW was "forced" and KSAS wasn't. But, I've yet to confirm.
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Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:01 PM

8 of the 9 PBS stations (the 9th, Channel 14 in Albany is scheduled to convert in 6 weeks) which make up Georgia Public Broadcasting will be saying goodbye to Analog tonight.

Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA) PBS station (Channel 30) will convert to Digital on June 12th.

I am looking forward to seeing what happens tomorrow as currently I can not receive WGTV's (station which is less then 30 miles away) OTA digital signal. However, I am receiving a great signal from WJSP in Columbus, a station which is 60+ miles away.

Have to wonder if I will get any other Columbus stations go full power with their digital signals


WJSP's tower is in Warm Springs well to the north of Columbus. Columbus actually gets a better GPB signal from WACS (Dawson/Americus). WLTZ (38 NBC DT35 they shut off analog today too), WXTX (54 FOX DT49)'s towers are in middle of Columbus. WRBL (3 CBS DT15) and WTVM (9 ABC DT47)'s towers are in Cusseta 20 miles S of Columbus. They are all at full power so if you are going to be able to get them you should be able to now. WTVM will be moving to DT11 June 12 and will expand it's viewing area when it does so, so you might be able to get that one then. WLGA (66 CW DT31) will be taking over the DT47 slot and all 3 will be off the Cusseta towers.

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 11:53 PM

Medford Oregon

5.1 KOBI NBC
8.1 SOPTV PBS
10.1 KTVL CBS
12.1 KDRV ABC
26.1 KMVU FOX

KFBI MNTV 48 is a LP Analog channel no word on them yet, but when i look them up it shows post 2009 48.1??

10.1 KTVL CBS changed there minds they will have both Analog and Digital until JUNE!

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 04:21 AM

I checked my analog TV with rabbit ear antenna on Sunday at 5PM. I was able to receive the following stations:
3-WKYC Cleveland
5-WEWS Cleveland
8-WJW Cleveland
17-WDLI Canton
19-WOIO Cleveland
21-WFMJ Youngstown
23-WPVX Akron
25-WVIZ Cleveland
27-WKBN Youngstown
29-WAOH Kent
35-WAX Cleveland
43-WUAB Cleveland
49-WEAO Akron
55-WBNX Akron
61-WQHS-Cleveland
67-WOAC-Canton

I checked the TV set this morning at 5AM, the day after the shutdown and found the following stations still broadcasting analog:
3-WKYC Cleveland
5-WEWS Cleveland
8-WJW Cleveland
17-WDLI Canton
19-WOIO Cleveland
21-WFMJ Youngstown
23-WPVX Akron
25-WVIZ Cleveland
27-WKBN Youngstown
29-WAOH Kent
35-WAX Cleveland
43-WUAB Cleveland
49-WEAO Akron
55-WBNX Akron
61-WQHS-Cleveland
The only one that went dark is WOAC chan 67 in Canton. No big loss as it was a 24 hr infomercial station.
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 07:33 AM

WJSP's tower is in Warm Springs well to the north of Columbus. Columbus actually gets a better GPB signal from WACS (Dawson/Americus). WLTZ (38 NBC DT35 they shut off analog today too), WXTX (54 FOX DT49)'s towers are in middle of Columbus. WRBL (3 CBS DT15) and WTVM (9 ABC DT47)'s towers are in Cusseta 20 miles S of Columbus. They are all at full power so if you are going to be able to get them you should be able to now. WTVM will be moving to DT11 June 12 and will expand it's viewing area when it does so, so you might be able to get that one then. WLGA (66 CW DT31) will be taking over the DT47 slot and all 3 will be off the Cusseta towers.


Thanks for the information. That explains a lot. I had been picking up WRBL up until a few weeks back but no more. Guess we will have to wait until June to see what will change then.

Oddly enough, I still do not pick up WGTV signal from Atlanta even though according to everything I should be.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 08:25 AM

OKC stations KWTV (CBS) & OETA (PBS) switched real channels yesterday and now my HR20-700 won't tune them OTA. Guide data must need updating.

HR20-700 locked up tight requiring a RBR twice while playing with re-setting up the OTA to see if that might help.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 08:39 AM

TOPEKA, KANSAS

13 CBS WIBW - Turned Analog Off on 2/16 at 6:00 PM.
** Digital moved from UHF 44 to VHF 13

11 PBS KTWU - Turned Analog Off on 2/17 at 11:58 PM
** Digital moved from UHF 23 to VHF 11

49 ABC KTKA - Turned Analog Off on 2/17 at 12:01 AM
** Digital Remains on UHF 48, will move to UHF 49

** Analog Has Slide Saying Station Will Return to Analog if
an Emergency Arises Before March 2.

27 NBC KSNT - Analog Continues Until 6/12
** Digital Remains Low Power on UHF 28

43 FOX KTMJ-CA - Analog Continues due to LPTV Status
** Digital Available on KSNT-DT 27.2 on UHF 28




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